Uncategorized Last Peshmerga forces leave Kobani

Last Peshmerga forces leave Kobani

Kurdish peshmerga forces
Kurdish peshmerga forces

 (AA) – The last group of Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting Daesh in the Syrian city of Kobani left on Wednesday morning after their two-month mission ended.

The group of 124 peshmerga, the fourth batch sent by the northern Iraqi Kurdish administration since October last year, arrived in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa Tuesday night, and their plane took off for Iraq early Wednesday morning.

Northern Iraqi officials have said no more troops will be sent.

After Daesh launched an offensive in September 2014 to capture Kobani – located only hundreds of meters away from the Turkish border – a group of 150 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga arrived in Sanliurfa on Oct. 28, 2014, to join fighters battling the extremist rebel group.

A second Peshmerga battalion reached the battle after traveling through Turkey on Dec. 3, 2014.

A third group arrived in Kobani on Jan. 16, 2015, from the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish regional administration, Erbil, via the Suruc district of Sanliurfa.